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Welcome to my blog! If you’re a regular, welcome back! If it’s your first time here, you might need to read on for a little help navigating your way around the site. Or if you prefer, my most recent posts are on the right hand side there, so just jump straight in.

When I’m writing, I have a little trouble sticking to a theme, so you’ll find a little bit of everything here. I’ve managed to fit most things into one of six categories, which you’ll find at the top of the page there. They are as follows:

Soapbox

I started this blog because I wanted to have a bit of a rant about something and I needed a place to do so. Since then, I haven’t done a lot of ranting, but you never know when you might need a place to climb onto your soapbox, and this is mine. It’s more general musings than rants these days, so click here to read about all the ways in which life surprises, confuddles and amazes me. It’s a funny old world.

Alphabet Soup

This is an A-Z that I’m putting together of things that matter to me. Like most of the projects I start, I haven’t got very far yet, but I have high hopes and good intentions.

Lingua Franca

A lingua franca is a language used for communication by two people who don’t share a mother tongue. The key word is communication – I’m fascinated by language and linguistics and the many ways that we find to communicate with one another. I’m an EFL teacher by trade so click here if you’re looking for anything that comes under that umbrella, or anything about communicating in general.

Tubs

I have a fairly (un)healthy interest in food and my friends get pretty tired of hearing me complain “I’m hungry” all the time. One of them decided that I must have an alter ego – a cookie monster of a girl who lives inside me and speaks through me whenever the topic of food comes up. We named her Tubs, and to be honest, most of the time I get along pretty well with her. The only drawback is that every moment on Tubs’ lips leads to a lifetime on my hips. Anyway, this is where you’ll find all food related posts.

Wanderlust

I’d describe myself as a restless wanderer with permanent itchy feet. I love love love travelling and have spent a fair bit of time living overseas. I’m pretty stationary at the moment, but I’m always looking for opportunities to broaden my literal and metaphorical horizons. Here’s where you can read posts based on any particular place, or travel in general.

Creative

Here’s where I’m keeping the stuff that’s really dear to my heart. At the moment it’s mostly creative writing; I’m also a doodler of dubious artistic talent so if I ever decide to share any pictures, this is where they’ll be. My one burning desire at the moment is to buy a sewing machine so that I can start making clothes, if the money gods bless me with a windfall and that happens, you’ll also be able to see my future fashion disasters here. For the moment, I’ll be keeping my views on other people’s creativity here as well, so book reviews and the like. One thing, if you’re browsing this category, please please comment on what you see. What did you like? Can you give me any advice? Most importantly, what do you think I’m doing wrong? I could really do with some constructive criticism.

Well that’s it! I hope you enjoy your visit, and it’s been a pleasure showing you around!

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